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Report: EU Research Policies for Peace, People and Planet

CAN Europe has joined civil society groups from a wide range of fields to express their views on the next EU research framework. This report is the first attempt to discuss how to mainstream the sustainable development goals into Research and provides the view of civil society stakeholders which are rarely consulted on EU Research policies.  

EU Research Policies for Peace, People and Planet explores how Research that will make Europe and the world an environmentally sustainable, healthy and peaceful place to live must now be prioritised over research that delivers profit and economic return. Substantial portions of EU Research funds have been turned into subsidies for large corporations at a time when essential public risk assessment and research institutions are facing budget cuts. 

The report sets out how a needs-driven research agenda could enable the EU to concretely deliver impact for its citizens, address today’s societal and environmental challenges and contribute to a sustainable future for Europe. Regarding environmental needs it could pave the way for the transition to a low carbon economy and sustainable food and farming systems.

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Latest Publications

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    A unique coalition of businesses, associations, investor groups, local and regional authorities, and civil society organisations have called upon EU Heads of State and Government to step up Europe's climate commitments.
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    The Paris Agreement calls upon all its signatories to communicate “long term low greenhouse gas emissions development strategies” by 2020, which is the same deadline for when countries will have to re-submit their short term climate targets (NDCs).
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    EU Member States are, through the new ‘Governance of the Energy Union Regulation’, required to develop ten year Integrated National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs).  With the word ‘integrated’, the NECPs present a new regime in EU Climate and Energy Policy making. The European Union’s credibility in the international climate policy arena depends heavily on its capacity to make a coherent contribution. However, the current EU climate and energy policy regime is not driving transformative change. This biefing paper presents our proposals to improve the current NECPs. Download our briefing here: Briefing Paper: How National Energy and Climate Plans can set Paris in motion in every country (May 2018)
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